Knowing the true character of a person will tell you a lot about their actions. And so if you hear a rumour that a friend or loved one has supposedly acted in a certain way, because you know them well, you would probably second-guess that gossip. In a sense, this is what Jesus is saying to us:
"People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met." - Matthew 6:34-36 (Eugene Peterson)
The question for us is this: do we know God and how he works?
And if the answer is yes, then we are invited to steep our lives in God-reality, God-initiative and God-provisions.
Living in Grace